The Army Navy Screen Magazine, Navy Edition, No. 1
The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Navy Edition #1, 1945. (AKA "The War No. 1")
Description at the National Archives
- 01 Hooping It Up: University of Utah and St John's basketball game.
- 02 Afloat, Ashore, Aloft - Model Test Basin: new landing craft and ship designs are tested at the Navy's David W. Taylor Model Basin research center.
- 03 A Few Quick Facts - USAFI, JATO: Info about educational programs available through the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI); 2nd segment is on Jet-Assisted-Take-Off operations on aircraft carriers.
- 04 Searchight - Secretary Forrestal At Annapolis: James Forrestal speaks at Annapolis graduation.
- 05 Showtime Presents Nancy Walker: The original cast of On The Town (Nancy Walker and Cris Alexander) perform "Come Up to My Place" then Walker sings "Chattanooga Choo Choo" with women singers.
- The Army-Navy Screen Magazine No 1 Navy Edition 1945: the entire newsreel.
: "Reel 1: Part 1 shows the University of Utah campus; the Utah basketball team practices and then plays St. John's University at Madison Square Garden. Part 2, models of an LCL and of an aircraft carrier are constructed and tested at David W. Taylor Model Basin, Washington, DC. Part 3 describes Air Force educational courses for servicemen. Reel 2: Describes jet-assisted takeoffs by Navy planes. Jet units are mounted on a plane; it takes off and then jettisons the unit. TBF's take off with and without jet assistance. SB2's take off from a carrier. Part 4, Secretary James Forrestal addresses Naval Academy graduates. Part 5, comedienne Nancy Walker presents a song and dance show."
The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.
"By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It had become for American soldiers all over the world a communal experience that greatly influenced their perception of the war.
It featured short documentary films, news from back home, and short training films like Dr. Seuss' Private Snafu cartoons. I've uploaded the entire Screen Magazine and also each segment as a separate file (some editions are comprised of 1 long film, though).
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